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MR-HIFU Center of Excellence opens near London

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MRI NetForum Team Philips Healthcare • Netherlands

Center of Excellence will help establish best practices to treat cancer with
MR-guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

 

 Lecture by Prof. N. DeSouza From left to right: Jessica Foley, FUS Foundation; Prof. Gail ter Haar, ICR/RMH; Thomas Andreae, Philips Healthcare; Heather Huff Simonin, FUS Foundation; Prof. Nandita DeSouza, ICR/RMH.<br>  <br>
Lecture by Prof. N. DeSouza
From left to right: Jessica Foley, FUS Foundation; Prof. Gail ter Haar, ICR/RMH; Thomas Andreae, Philips Healthcare; Heather Huff Simonin, FUS Foundation; Prof. Nandita DeSouza, ICR/RMH.

In a public-private collaboration between Philips Healthcare, the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, The Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, clinical trials have begun at the Focused Ultrasound Foundation Center of Excellence in Sutton, South London.

On September 19, researchers, clinicians and industry leaders met at the site to hear more about the capabilities of MR-HIFU and see a live demonstration of the Philips Sonalleve MR-HIFU system. Attendees were also part of a discussion of the treatment of the first two patients treated in the Center’s HIFU bone metastases clinical trial.

HIFU non-invasively heats tissue inside the body for patient-friendly ablation through intact skin, while the addition of MR is used to monitor temperature changes in the body and provide precise image guidance.

Nandita DeSouza, MD, Co-Director of the COE, Professor of Translational Imaging at the ICR and Honorary Consultant at The Royal Marsden is overseeing the clinical activities at the Center, while Prof. Gail ter Haar, DSc, Leader of the Therapeutic Ultrasound Team at the ICR, is the physics expert.
 

Related reading:
 Philips Sonalleve MR-HIFU system
Philips Sonalleve MR-HIFU system



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